19th of September 2016- Apartheid, Racism, Slavery- Alive and Well.

A short introduction video to the Palestinian/Israel conflict.

Another day here in California. Away from the genocide, the destruction, and Apartheid taking place in the middle east (all with the consent of my countrymen and government.)

It sure is a drag. which weighs down on me every single day.

It is 2016 and what civilization has fought for so long to expel, things such as racism and genocide, apartheid, discrimination, war- are all today thriving.

The bombs are still dropping. The drones are still striking. The corporations are still pulling the strings of the puppet politicians. The masses are still hypnotized in every aspect of their lives.

Will any of this ever change? What can stop this super power government from funding more brutal occupation?

Idk where im going with this. But It is something I need to express.

19/9/16

 

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Orange County- Leonard Peltier Defense Group Startup

I am going to do my best to share Leonard’s story here in southern California.

If you have never heard of Leonard Peltier he is the living symbol of Native American’s here in the US- persecuted, entrapped, targeted, forgotten (by the country who destroyed his people.)

Some people are so discouraged to even take the first steps in achieving a goal, afraid that they will come up short and be disappointed. You have to at least try.

I am receiving a petition package in the mail soon for people to sign around my community who wish to see Leonard freed.

If you live in the Orange County Area please reach out! contact me via wordpress or by email at carrillo.bryan12@gmail.com

In the spirit of Crazy Horse

Irvine Great Park- Now Thats A Cool Project!

I played soccer at the new OC Great Park in Irvine this past Tuesday (Thanks to the really cool MeetUp app) and it was awesome!

Its being built on the old El Toro Marine Corps Air Station- and it is going to use all 1,300 acres of the old land (Twice the size of Manhattans’ Central Park.)

Going there now you will see that the land in every direction is being worked on in someway. As for the parts that are finished, they look amazing.

I recommend checking it out in the near future, when more of it is complete and you can actually get a grasp of how big the place is.

Also, if you like soccer, download the meet up app and find the group that meets in Irvine once a week.

Chow

Hope You’re Having Fun

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I am having a blast right now!

This summer has been full of great adventures and I have really enjoyed myself the last few weeks. Ive been working, skateboarding, writing, and taking photos more than ever.

But most importantly I’ve been having fun!

Having fun is important. very important. If you’re having fun it means you’re not stressing. And did you know that stress is bad for your health?

Remember to have fun because it is literally good for you. It allows you to relax and when your body is relaxed you can think clearer and live in harmony with yourself and the world.

Life is meant to be enjoyed- it really is all fun and games. So go out there and enjoy yourself, in whatever you’re doing. For your own benefit now and for the long term benefit of all people.

Photo: Buddhist Shrine at the Ramakrishna Monestery in Trabucco Canyon, CA.

The Drought In California- City Of Orange

California drought: “No relief in sight.” By Brian Carrillo

Temperatures are predicted to rise as California leaves the rainy season. The national weather service writes on their website, “After several days of near-seasonal weather early in the week- with highs in the low-to-mid 70s- the winds will turn offshore, allowing dry, hot conditions to press toward the coast and push temperatures to near record levels, about 15 to 20 degrees above normal. On Friday the high will probably edge over 90 degrees in downtown los Angeles.”

Scientists agree that the current drought in California requires everyone to use water consciously.  

  • Chairwomen of the Water Resource Control Board, Felicia Marcus, said that; “We are not seeing the level of stepping up and ringing the alarm bells that the situation warrants.”
  • California average annual rainfall is 13 inches. The rainiest months of the year are Dec through March. Since Oct 1st, downtown Los Angeles has seen 7 ½ inches.
  • Jet propulsion’s laboratory climatologists: “no relief in sight.”

Governor Jerry Brown along with top lawmakers from both parties unveiled a plan that would spend $1 billion on water conservation management:

  • To improve the states water infrastructure
  • Provide emergency assistance to struggling communities
  • Protect wildlife

Brown stopped just short of calling mandatory water rationing. Brown said, “This is a struggle. Something’s we’re going to have to live with. For how long, we’re not sure.”

How the City of Orange is conserving water:

  • Prohibiting the watering or irrigation of landscape between the hours of 9am and 5pm.
  • Watering or irrigation of landscaping is limited to no more than 15 minutes of watering per day per station.
  • Washing down hard or paved surfaces such as driveways, streets, sidewalks, etc. is prohibited.
  • Using water to wash a vehicle is prohibited except by hand-held bucket or hand-held hose equipped with positive self-closing water shut-off nozzle.